But for many decades african american soldiers battled racial discrimination and segregation within its ranks in the years after world war ii the integration of the armed forces was a touchstone in the homefront struggle for equality though its importance is often overlooked in contemporary histories of the civil rights movement drawing on a wide array of sources from press reports and . Let us fight as free men shows that even after their service to the nation in world war ii it took the persistent efforts of black soldiers as well as civilian activists and government policy changes to integrate the military. African americans civil rights history 20th century african americans political activity history 20th century korean war 1950 1953 participation african american segregation united states history 20th century world war 1939 1945 participation african american geographic term united states armed forces african americans history 20th century united states race . Let us fight as free men electronic resource black soldiers and civil rights christine knauer edition 1st ed imprint philadelphia university of pennsylvania press c2014 description 341 p ill 24 cm isbn 9780812245974 hardcover alk paper formats book back 0 marked mark options report refworks print link email request holdings web university of pennsylvania . Chat with us limited to stanford community email a reference question find a subject specialist using searchworks connection connect to e resources report a connection problem if we dont have it interlibrary borrowing suggest a purchase limited to stanford community system status login my account feedback reporting from message your name your email stanford users can avoid
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